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NGOs, WTO delegates label EU fisheries funding as harmful subsidy by Mark Godfrey December 17, 2020   |  Source : SeafoodSource  | Copyright : 2020 Diversified Communications. All rights reserved.

A EUR 6.1 billion (USD 7.4 billion) budget of the next European Maritime, Fisheries, and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF) for 2021 to 2027 is drawing criticism from NGOs and a WTO delegate, who say it represents a harmful subsidy encouraging unsustainable fishing...

First clam fishery receives ASC certification in Vietnam by Phuc Van – Translated by Uyen Phuong December 17, 2020   |  Source : SGGP  | Copyright : 2005 SGGP English edition

Lenger Farm of Lenger Seafoods Vietnam was certified as meeting best social and environmental practices at a farm level. According to the Directorate of Fisheries, ASC certification makes it easier for consumers to recognize and choose fish of traceable ...

Indonesia allows use of destructive seine and trawl nets in its waters again by Basten Gokkon December 17, 2020   |  Source : Mongabay  | Copyright : 2020 Copyright Conservation news

The Indonesian government will reopen some of its waters to fishing with seine and trawl nets, drawing criticism over the destruction wrought by this practice. The fisheries ministry recently published a list of approved fishing equipment that had prev...

AGRIFISH Council agrees on quotas for 2021/22 deep-sea stocks December 17, 2020   |  Source : Europa  | Copyright : European Commission

Press Statement by Commissioner Sinkevičius following AGRIFISH Council on 17 December 2020: Dear colleagues, Today, the Council has come to an agreement about the fishing opportunities for 2021 in the Atlantic and the North Sea, as well as the Medi...

Wakashio spill 4 months on: Mauritius drenched in oil, health and debt issues December 17, 2020   |  Source : International Viewpoint  | Copyright : 2020 International Viewpoint - online socialist magazine

Four months since the Wakashio oil spill, the communities around the South East of Mauritius have been suffering with oil-related health issues, debt and the constant seeping of oil from the coastline that has permeated deep into the sand and silt. [1] ...

Fishermen detained in eastern Libya have been freed - Italy December 17, 2020   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : 2020 Reuters. All Rights Reserved.

A group of 18 sailors who were seized by Libyan patrol boats in September while fishing in the Mediterranean have been freed by authorities in eastern Libya, Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Thursday. The sailors, who include Italian and ...

Oil industry pollution threatens fishing, Niger Delta ecosystem — Environmentalist by Emem Idio December 17, 2020   |  Source : Vanguard  | Copyright : 2020 Vanguard Media Limited, Nigeria

An Environmentalist, Comrade Alagoa Morris, has lamented the devastating effects of pollution on the environment and danger pose to the fishing occupation of the people of the coastal communities. Morris, who is also the Project Director of Ondewari Healt...

Belo Monte dam’s water demands imperil Amazon communities, environment by Tiffany Higgins December 17, 2020   |  Source : Mongabay  | Copyright : 2020 Copyright Conservation news

Fish gasp, gills working furiously, as they lie stranded in mere inches of muddy water, trapped in the isolated pools of Xingu River tributaries within the influence area of the Belo Monte dam and its reservoirs. That was the scene at the end of Octobe...

Election campaigns aiding illegal fishing in Uganda by Denis Edema December 17, 2020   |  Source : Daily Monitor  | Copyright : Nation Media Group

The political season that has seen candidates campaigning for elective offices ahead of the 2021 General Election has instead led to a surge in illegal fishing activities on Lake Victoria. Mr Stephen Mengo, a member of the Association of Fishers and La...

WTO members delay agreement on fisheries subsidies to 2021 December 17, 2020   |  Source : IISD  | Copyright : 1990-2020, IISD

World Trade Organization (WTO) members did not conclude negotiations on an agreement on curbing harmful fisheries subsidies by the 2020 deadline. A new schedule for meetings in 2021 is being developed, with the aim of bringing “this negotiation to the f...

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